After reading the comments on this article it is overtly obvious that a window was inadvertently opened to cast light into a dark and dank back-room of a liberal lair where bad grammar and nefarious schemes against liberty are conjured up by liberals in a Prozac induced delusional state. I like it! It's similar to turning over a rotten log and watching all the bugs running to escape the sunlight. Those Prozac-colored glasses may offer some temporary relief, but the truth will inevitably find you.
Oh, goody. NRA astroturf.
The concern, of course, is not that Hicks broke any laws in having his firearms, but rather that he most likely didn't.
If the ATF wants to trace a gun they use the serial number that every gun has, they trace it through the wholesaler to the retailer and they can go to the gun store and check the records to find out who bought the firearm.
The Durham registration law is/was in violation of the second amendment and SCotUS rulings. It was purely devised to prevent Negroes from having said weapons. It has been rightfully removed from the books.
The use of inflammatory verbiage to describe irrelevant and innocuous things (such as the word "arsenal") is redolent of the yellow journalism most Americans despise.
This article is therefore despicable in content and presentation.
But the (disputed?) fact that he had Shoguns in his possession suggests slavery and that is certainly an additional charge that needs to be considered.
Vidvis brings nothing to the discussion to disprove the statements made by most of the commenters.
Vidvis, & Mr. Tucker, also fail to reveal that the Durham county firearm registration process, while still in NC statutes, had actually been moribund for many years.
Way more posts than typical, all disagreeing with the article, all receiving many "like" votes, on a site generally frequented by more left wing people. Without a doubt the call was sent out to rally the NRA stooges. What a sad, paranoid, cowardly, pathetic group. Congratulations on your part in making the world a slightly worse place.
My brother posted this its kind of a generation y thing I'm gen x . we go to all the protests and sign the petitions.
Where is the demand to know where a person bought the knife they stabbed someone with? Or even the demand to know who sold an individual the baseball bat they used to cave in someone's skull? The hypocricy is quite astounding and the irrelevance of this article is an affront to real journalism.
John H. Tucker, if you want to really be a "journalist" you have to do the work. Your article is an embarrassment of inaccuracies, falsehoods and shoddy "research". It is unbalanced, and irrelevant.
In fact, it's just an attempt to dig in and mine controversy from another aspect of a senseless crime. You unfortunately have not "hit a nerve" with anyone. You just exposed the public to an ignorant attempt to sensationalize yesterday's news.
If you have an agenda, like re-establishing a firearms registry so that you can cover stories about confiscation and destruction of all the evil guns, why don't you just come clean and "come out" as a gun hater. I'm sure you have an editor that would promote that if you got this story into print.
What a buffoon, who cares where he legally purchased his "Arsenal" and how would that help anyway? I think your use of that term for a small collection is laughable and the mention of scopes, loaded magazines and gun accessories a feeble attempt to sensationalize. And of course the centerpiece of any anti gun rights piece the evil Black gun " Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle with a fully loaded magazine" man that sounds scary don't it? Bushmaster ! Fully Loaded! Well sorry Mr. Tucker we don't buy into your type of B.S. We know the BATF can in fact learn where the legally bought guns came from, and scopes magazines and accessories are not controlled items or dangerous for that matter. What good is a fully unloaded magazine ? You should stick to stories you actually know something about so you come off looking so foolish.
This clarifies it for me. The left sees Wake and Mecklenburg as leading the effort to build up power as the population grows into super-city-like proportions mainly from recent arrivals from failed Dem states. That can help tilt statewide races but a toe hold must be re-established with leftist control.
The 'publicans have it right: stop this cancer before it can metastasize any further. Gerrymander the heck out of both to limit the damage the left is famous for.
It is clear the right wing wants to destroy democracy and especially public schools. But project that down the road....republicans cripple public schools steering the money to perverse christian schools (by definition NOT really schools) nevermind the issue of church and state....what is the final outcome? Less education, less opportunity combined with further predation of the lower economic classes. Mad Max scenario. So if you want your kids to sport spiked collars and dirt as a wardrobe and use broken english to utter their illiterate threats to citizens while they steal your gas, the republicans are the party for you!
Republican policies lead invariably to bad economies and less opportunity. In what way does that serve anyone except predators like Pope?
Wow, this article clearly hit a nerve with the NRA astroturfing campaign. Keep up the good work Mr. Tucker. This kind of reaction means you're doing something right.
Wow, a dozen shoguns are WMD's. We need to regulate these Japanese Warlords more closely.
As usual, the liberal news focuses on a completely unimportant aspect of this crime, "Where o where, did he get these guns". Well, I suspect he bought them legally. Which is completely irrelevant. That he possessed them, and used them in a crime, is the only relevancy. If he bought them illegally, there is no paper work. If he bought them legally, there is no reason to care. What matters is he used them to kill. Just like all the other killers do, who get their guns illegally. This would be like trying to find out where a drunk driver bought his car, and some liberal wanting to know so he could sue the car dealer. Or get a law that requires car dealers to do background checks on people that buy cars. Which would add to costs, and do NOTHING to stop drunk driving.
And, that "registry" was all kept on note cards in boxes. No filing system was in place so that anyone could look anything up. It was a ridiculous joke and only put in place to help prevent black people from buying guns.
"From 1982 to 2014, two-thirds of the 69 mass shootings—defined by the FBI as killings that involved four or more people—were committed by white males. " < How many white males were there compared to all others? This writer has some seriously bad reasoning.. *Screen shot for proof* pretty funny how he can be paid to be so narrow minded in his claims. That was a FOX news type statement.. Look around the world at all the other races and compare them all. Homicide rates also.. Easy to see how inbred the writer is.
Not only was the Durham County HANDGUN registry largely ignored, it was selectively enforced. Several officers in Durham didn't even know it existed, much less how they would look something up in the registry. If the author thinks that guns should be registered and available as part of the public record, we should also be able to see the contents of his phone and computer since he enjoys his first amendment rights so much. Registry laws do nothing to prevent crime. They only serve to add charges on after the fact in order to falsely justify their existence.
My questions is why has he brought up this issue only about this crime. It only shows again his political agenda and lack of real concern for crime victims.
I think Mr. Tucker is deliberately twisting the statement he got from the ATF. In truth, records of where a gun was purchased are not available to the public. That is a far cry from the way he wrote his story.
The ATF can easily determine where a firearm was sold at retail, and the retail sale point then shows to whom the firearm was sold (as pointed out by Mr. Owens).
However, that does not fit into the narrative that Mr. Tucker wants to present. He, and likely all of the Indy staff, want, at a minimum, complete firearms registration throughout the nation.
Mr. Tucker is a gun grabber, pure & simple.
Why does it matter where the firearms came from? It is the man's heinous actions with his firearms that are going face the justice system?
I can almost see John H. Tucker wringing his hands. What, exactly, would a record in the Durham registry do in this case? Can you please explain your hypothesis to us?
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